Secondhand Savings

While shopping can be fun, buying brand new isn’t always cost-effective or budget-friendly. The next time you’re looking to make a purchase, consider buying used items to save some cash, or think about renting or borrowing when you can. Check out some of the most common items that are bought secondhand:

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Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

We can pinch pennies and be as budget-savvy as possible, but let’s face the facts – there are some expenses we just can’t get around. That doesn’t mean you can’t get your money’s worth out of the services you need. Below are some ways to save on bills that most of us have to pay every month – feel free to add to our list and share your tips with us!

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Frugal Fun

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun. There’s plenty to do on nights and weekends without breaking the bank. I know, because I’d much rather be out and about on a Saturday instead of hiding in my house, especially now that warmer weather is headed our way. Here are some ideas to consider when searching for cheap entertainment.

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Savings Challenge – I’m Giving Up

While not everyone celebrates the Easter holiday, many people are familiar with Lent, the forty-day observance before it (which started yesterday, March 5th). It’s during this time that many people choose to give up certain luxuries as a form of penitence. Even if you’re not a religious person, this can still be a great time for cleansing and renewal (a “Spring Cleaning,” if you will). Why not use it as a time to start fresh with your finances? Here are 4 ideas for things to “sacrifice” for the next month – choose one or choose a few! We’d love to hear any other suggestions you might have, too!

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Penny Pincher

What you see isn’t always what you get, and sometimes that’s a good thing. I’m a firm believer that almost any price can be negotiated, and that you won’t know what you can get until you ask. The worst thing anyone can say to you is no, so give it a shot! I’ve found the most success negotiating costs for some of the things listed below. Happy haggling!

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It’s the Thought That Counts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you may or may not be in the market for a thoughtful gift for a loved one. It seems like most people fall into one of two categories: those who think the holiday is a marketing ploy used by the greeting card industry, and those who treat it as a day to show a little extra love for their significant other. Regardless of what you believe, gift-giving during any holiday can be stressful if you’re on a tight budget. Why not work with what you have to show you care?

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